GREEN BAY – The Green Bay Packers will hold 16 public practices during training camp this year, including two with the Houston Texans. That is one more public practice than the team had in 2018.
All but three practices will begin at 10:15 a.m. at Ray Nitschke Field. Family Night will be at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 2 at Lambeau Field, and the final two practices on Aug. 18-19 will be at 1:30 p.m. The latter were originally scheduled for 10:15 a.m.
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The Packers open their preseason schedule with a 7 p.m. game against the Texans on Aug. 8 at Lambeau Field. That game is assigned to Gold Package season-ticket holders.
The Packers will play the Ravens in Baltimore on Aug. 15 and the Oakland Raiders in Winnipeg, Manitoba, on Aug. 22. They will host the Kansas City Chiefs at home on Aug. 29 in a Green Package game. The Packers will play the Raiders and the Chiefs during the regular season as well.
This will be the first training camp for new head coach Matt LaFleur and his staff.
The Packers regular season begins Sept. 5 against the Bears in Chicago. The first home game is Sept. 15 against the Minnesota Vikings.
The number of public practices has varied over the last decade, from a high of 25 in 2010, to a low of 15 in 2017 and 2018. The last time the Packers had 20 or more open practices was 2013.
The first practice will be the day after the annual Packers shareholders' meeting scheduled for 11 a.m. July 24 at Lambeau Field. The meeting will be held rain or shine. Last year's meeting was interrupted by thunderstorms and was conducted from the media auditorium, the first time the meeting was driven from the Lambeau Field bowl by inclement weather.
The Packers again will offer the fan-interactive Packers Experience during the first three days of training camp. Packers Experience includes free special activities, live entertainment, alumni Q&As and football activities.
Tickets for Family Night, which are $10 each, will go on sale July 2. Family Night includes a full practice with a game-like atmosphere, including use of the video boards and gameday music. The night will end with fireworks.
Packers training camp attracts about 90,000 visitors from across the nation and 20 countries, and has an estimated economic impact of more than $9 million, according to a 2010 study by consulting firm AECOM.
Dates to mark on your calendar:
• July 19, Packers 1K Kids Run, 6 p.m.
• July 20, Packers 5K Run/Walk, 8 a.m.
• July 22, rookie players report
• July 24, veteran players report
• July 24, Packers annual meeting of shareholders, 11 a.m.
• July 25, first practice, Ray Nitschke Field, 10:15 a.m.
• July 25-27, Packers Experience, three-day free festival at Lambeau Field
• Aug. 2, Family Night practice at Lambeau Field, 7:30 p.m.
• Aug. 11, Green Bay Packers 100th birthday celebration in the Lambeau Field Atrium. Details to be released later.
• Aug. 19, final public practice, Ray Nitschke Field, 1:30 p.
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